Chicken curry with apples...

Very mild but still very flavoursome dish - and quite an easy one to prepare too. It is very mild curry indeed, so if you're not a fan of spicy food, but still want to enjoy Indian cuisine, this would be a dish perfect for you! It was actually too mild for me so I ended up adding more garam masala and using fresh chili instead of a powder version.

P.S. I know I was absent for some time but my life just 'went bananas' a little ;) I'm back though! In full strength and a head full of cooking/baking ideas - and a long list of things to make in my humble kitchen. Hope you'll join me in that! :)

How to make it...
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 medium onions, diced
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cloves
- 2,5 cm cinnamon stick (I'd say that ground cinnamon would be good too, about 1/2 teaspoon)
- 4 black peppercorns
- about 700 g chicken meat, skinned and boned (I used tights)
- 1 teaspoon garam masala (had to add another teaspoon as it was too mild for me)
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh root ginger
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic (I used 3 cloves)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (I used one fresh chili, just sliced it in half and deseeded)
- 150 ml natural yogurt
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped (make sure to use hard, cooking apples)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (unfortunately I didn't have any)

Heat the oil in a heave pan and fry the onions with bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and peppercorns for about 5 minutes - until the onion is soft and translucent but not browned. Add the chicken to the onions and continue to stir-fry for at least another 5 minutes. Lower the heat and add the garam masala, ginger, garlic, salt, chili powder and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
Pour the yogurt and stir for a couple more minutes. Add the apples, cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked. At the very end add chopped coriander, stir and serve immediately.


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